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Sabellico leaves Carlsbad panel, shifts campaign to school board

Planning commissioner had been running for City Council spot but has changed to run for San Dieguito seat
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Kevin Sabellico stands outside the San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas in a campaign Facebook photo taken in April. Sabellico is running for district’s Board of Trustees Area 4 seat, which covers the district’s southern region. (Sabellico campaign social media photo)

Carlsbad Planning Commission member Kevin Sabellico has resigned from the panel to join a county board while running for the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees instead of the City Council, he announced this week.

On Monday, May 6, Sabellico announced on social media that he had resigned from the Planning Commission after being nominated by San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer to join the county’s Environmental Health and Quality Advisory Board.

Sabellico followed that announcement with his intention to drop out of the Carlsbad District 2 City Council race and instead run for San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees Area 4, which covers the southernmost communities of the district, including Carmel Valley. Local news media reported that Sabellico recently moved to Carmel Valley. Sabellico’s LinkedIn profile still listed Carlsbad as his location as of May 8.

San Dieguito’s Area 4 seat is currently held by Michael Allman.

As of Wednesday, May 8, Sabellico’s campaign website had been updated to reflect his run for the San Dieguito board seat. Remnants of his intended run for Carlsbad City Council were still on the site as well, however, including an endorsement from Rep. Scott Peters (D-50th District).

Sabellico had announced his Carlsbad City Council candidacy just eight months ago, on Sept. 5, with a long list of endorsements. Previously, he had served on the campaigns of Rep. Mike Levin (D-49th District) and state Sen. Catherine Blakespear (D-38th District), for whom he was campaign manager in 2022.

 

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